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Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science (click to enlarge)


Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austrian Federal Minister of Science and Research (click to enlarge)


Margit Schratzenstaller (WIFO), scientific coordinator of WWWforEurope (click to enlarge)


Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (click to enlarge)


Participants of Workshop 3 at the Europe Conference 2014 (click to enlarge)

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2014 Europe Conference, Vienna

WWWforEurope at the Europe Conference, Vienna

Conference topic: Launch of HORIZON 2020

Vienna, Austria, 21 January, 2014

undefinedFor the programme and presentations see here

 

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, HORIZON 2020, was launched in Austria at the 2014 Europe Conference, organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research in cooperation with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, and Austrian Federal Minister of Science and Research Reinhold Mitterlehner opened the conference.

Margit Schratzenstaller, scientific coordinator of the WWWforEurope project, was invited to take part in the workshop on "Societal Challenges - Societal Impact", where she had the chance to discuss crucial experiences from leading a large collaborative FP7 research project with representatives from the European Commission and the Austrian Ministry of Science as well as from Austrian private firms and research institutions.

Schratzenstaller stressed the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, of integrating cross-cutting issues like sustainable development or gender, and of establishing a dialogue with key national and European stakeholders. These are indispensible ingredients for research projects aiming at creating and disseminating research results that can really make a societal impact.